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January 12, 2013
N. Korea tells China planning nuclear test: report
Seoul (AFP) Jan 12, 2013
A North Korean official has apparently told Chinese authorities that the communist state is planning to conduct a third nuclear test in the coming week, a news report said Saturday. "We've heard a North Korean official in Beijing told the Chinese side that the North planned to carry out a nuclear test between January 13-20," the Joongang Ilbo daily quoted an unidentified Seoul official as saying. South Korean officials have a policy of not commenting on intelligence matters. "We're now stepp ... read more
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IAEA chief not hopeful on Iran inspection progress
The UN nuclear chief Friday said he was not hopeful of striking a deal with Iran next week that would see Tehran address allegations of past nuclear weapons research and grant access to controversial sites. ... more

Obama: US to speed up Afghan troop transition
President Barack Obama Friday said NATO troops would speed up a transfer of lead security responsibility to Afghan forces this spring, in a sign the pace of US troop withdrawals could quicken. ... more

Fears for Pakistan as blasts kill 126
Extremist bomb attacks killed 126 people in one of Pakistan's deadliest days for years, raising concerns Friday about rising violence in the nuclear-armed country ahead of general elections. ... more
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Pakistan protests 'repeated, unacceptable' India violations
Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador on Friday to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir. ... more


Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated
A German defense company has demonstrated a laser weapon it says successfully shot down two drone aircraft at a distance of a mile. ... more
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Thousands of Iraq Sunnis in angry anti-Maliki demos
Thousands of Sunni Muslims took to the streets of Baghdad and other parts of Iraq on Friday to decry the alleged targeting of their minority, in rallies hardening opposition to the country's Shiite leader. ... more

Myanmar's leader lauds army role in Kachin conflict
Myanmar's president has defended the army's response to the ethnic Kachin rebellion, state media reported on Friday, despite a recent escalation of violence that has further dimmed peace prospects. ... more
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China launches fighters amid Japan dispute: state media
Beijing sent fighter jets to the East China Sea after Japanese aircraft followed a Chinese plane in a territorial dispute, the defence ministry said Friday according to state media. ... more

Ex-Russia defence chief faces graft charges
Frustrated Russian investigators said Friday they may press charges against the country's former defence minister after he refused to answer questions about his alleged role in a huge illegal property scheme. ... more
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Fears for Pakistan as blasts kill 125
Extremist bomb attacks killed 125 people in one of Pakistan's deadliest days for years, raising concerns Friday about rising violence in the nuclear-armed country ahead of general elections. ... more

Japan PM fires fresh broadside at China in row
Japan's hawkish new prime minister took aim at Beijing again Friday, accusing China of deliberately allowing Japanese businesses to suffer in the corrosive row over disputed islands. ... more

Iran, world powers set nuclear talks date: report
World powers will meet Iranian top representatives to discuss the Islamic state's disputed nuclear programme in Istanbul at the end of January, a Russian official said on Thursday. ... more
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AeroVironment, Inc. reports that the United States Army has selected it and four other companies to compete for future small UAS requirements under a new Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery Indefin ... more

China notes S. Korean frustration with Pyongyang policy
A top Chinese envoy acknowledged Friday South Korea's "dissatisfaction" with China's policy towards North Korea, but asked for Seoul's understanding over Beijing's reluctance to punish Pyongyang. ... more

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense
Elbit Systems subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop ("Elop") recently was awarded a contract to supply long-range observation and target acquisition systems to the Israel Ministry of Defense ... more

Elbit Systems to Supply the Israeli Ministry of Defense with Cardom Artillery Systems
Elbit Systems subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I, was recently awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") to supply Cardom artillery systems (known in the Israel Defense Forc ... more
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Japan scrambles jets against China military planes

India, Pakistan calm tempers after border beheading

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Iran blamed for cyber onslaught on US banks

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